Not as Hard as You Think: Engaging High School Students in Work-Based Learning

This report from Jobs for the Future (JFF) identifies and lays out strategies for addressing common concerns about real and perceived barriers to high school students' access to workplaces. 

Specifically, the brief profiles some employers within the Pathways to Prosperity Network who have found ways to provide young people with meaningful work experience and how they tackled any legal or policy barriers along the way. These case studies highlight the ways that these employers have managed the logistics of work-based learning and explain the benefits of doing so to students and employers alike, providing replicable strategies for other employers. 

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May 2015

The Learning that Works Resource Center was developed through the New Skills for Youth initiative, a partnership of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and the Education Strategy Group, generously funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co